Definition of Arctic adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    Arctic

     adjective
    adjective
    BrE BrE//ˈɑːktɪk//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɑːrktɪk//
     
    Other geographic regions, Describing geographic regions
     
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  1. 1[only before noun] related to or happening in the regions around the North Pole Arctic explorers compare Antarctic
  2. 2arctic extremely cold TV pictures showed the arctic conditions. See related entries: Other geographic regions, Describing geographic regions
  3. Word Origin late Middle English: via Old French from Latin arcticus, articus, from Greek arktikos, from arktos ‘bear, Ursa Major, pole star’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: Arctic